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Individual Placements

Appalachian Conservation Corps engages individuals in positions with federal, state and local land management agencies and environmentally focused non-profits working on specialized projects.

Individual Placements (interns) are paired with a local supervisor and these positions offer thorough training as well as technical, hands-on experience and many times provide the training necessary to secure long term employment in these fields.

The type of position we offer can include:

  • Invasive Plant Management
  • Education and Interpretation
  • Digital Design and Science Communications
  • Historical Research and Preservation
  • Cultural and Natural Resource Management


During your term, you will be trained by conservation professionals and get hands-on experience to build on your skillset, opening doors to further your career. Depending on your position, you may receive beneficial trainings, certifications, and other professional development opportunities.

Open Positions

We currently have 24 open positions in Virginia, Maryland, and DC!


TitlePosition SummaryLocationDatesApplication
Communications Liaison Individual Placement • Shenandoah National ParkServe as a liaison between the visual information department and the Shenandoah National Park Trust.Luray, VAMay 13th- Nov. 8th, 2024 (26 weeks) Apply Here
Interpretation Individual Placement • C&O Canal National Historical ParkProvide a wide range of interpretive programming to help visitors understand park history.Potomac, MDMay 15th - Nov. 8th, 2024 (26 weeks)
Apply Here
Interpretation Individual Placement • C&O Canal National Historical Park Provide visitor services and interpretive programming for visitors to the park.Williamsport, MDMay 15th - Nov. 8th, 2024 (26 weeks)Apply Here
Cultural Steward Individual Placements Captain John Smith National Historic TrailLearn about park management and implement your skills at a historic native site.Jamestown, VAMay 20th - Nov. 15th, 2024 (26 weeks)Apply Here
Resource Management and Maintenance Individual Placements • Monocacy National BattlefieldWork with park staff on maintenance and natural resources field projects. Frederick, MDMay 20th, - Aug. 9th, 2024 (12 weeks)Apply Here
Resource Education and Visitor Services Individual Placements • Monocacy National BattlefieldAssist in the preparation and programing for the park's 160th battle anniversary. Frederick, MDMay 20th, - Aug. 9th, 2024 (12 weeks)Apply Here
Digital Design Individual Placement • Civil War Defenses of WashingtonHelp create visual content for billboards, flyers and the park's website/social media. Washington, D.C. May 28th, - Aug. 16th, 2024 (12 weeks)Apply Here
Summer Resource Management Individual Placement • Antietam National BattlefieldHelp NPS staff complete a wide variety of field projects this summer.Sharpsburg, MDMay 28th, - Aug. 16th, 2024 (12 weeks)Apply Here
Maintenance and Natural Resource Management Individual Placement • Antietam National BattlefieldHelp NPS staff complete a wide variety of field projects.Sharpsburg, MDMay 28th, – Nov. 22nd, 2024 (26 weeks) Apply Here
Digital Interpretation Individual Placement • C&O Canal National Historical ParkAssist NPS staff in enhancing the park's digital media. Williamsport, MDFlexible start in May for 47-week termApply Here
Buffers Assessment Individual Placement • Appalachian Conservation CorpsHelp ACC Watershed Corps assess sites and develop plans for riparian forest buffers. Mt. Crawford, VAJune 24th, 2024 - Aug. 16th, 2024 (8 weeks)Apply Here


New positions are being listed frequently! If you are interested in keeping your resume on file and being contacted if a position opens up that fits your skillset and preferred timeframe, contact Laura, the Individual Placements Member Support Coordinator at lboaggio@conservationlegacy.org.

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WHO WE SERVE

Appalachian Conservation Corps (ACC) emphasizes the recruitment and engagement of diverse teams and individuals who learn from each other and their projects in a supportive environment. In selecting participants, ACC encourages all types of diversity including, but not limited to; race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, social-economic, and disability.

Appalachian Conservation Corps also emphasizes the engagement of local individuals who represent the communities in which they serve. ACC intentionally searches for funding sources and program options to support the goal of offering experiences to a wide range of participants.